Fioricet with Codeine
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Fioricet with Codeine
Fioricet with Codeine Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is acetaminophen, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine (Fioricet with Codeine)?
- What are the possible side effects of acetaminophen, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine (Fioricet with Codeine)?
- What is the most important information I should know about acetaminophen, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine (Fioricet with Codeine)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking acetaminophen, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine (Fioricet with Codeine)?
- How should I take acetaminophen, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine (Fioricet with Codeine)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Fioricet with Codeine)?
- What happens if I overdose (Fioricet with Codeine)?
- What should I avoid while taking acetaminophen, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine (Fioricet with Codeine)?
- What other drugs will affect acetaminophen, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine (Fioricet with Codeine)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Fioricet with Codeine)?
Since this medicine is taken as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Fioricet with Codeine)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of acetaminophen, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine can be fatal.
The first signs of an acetaminophen overdose include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, sweating, and confusion or weakness. Later symptoms may include pain in your upper stomach, dark urine, and yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes.
Overdose symptoms may also include extreme drowsiness or insomnia, restless feeling, tremors, fast heart rate, pinpoint pupils, fainting, weak pulse, coma, blue lips, shallow breathing, or no breathing.
What should I avoid while taking acetaminophen, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine (Fioricet with Codeine)?
This medication may cause blurred vision and may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how the medication will affect you.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, allergy, pain, or sleep medication. Acetaminophen (sometimes abbreviated as APAP) is contained in many combination medicines. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much acetaminophen which can lead to a fatal overdose. Check the label to see if a medicine contains acetaminophen or APAP.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of liver damage while taking acetaminophen.
While you are taking this medication, avoid taking diet pills, caffeine pills, or other stimulants (such as ADHD medications) without your doctor's advice.
What other drugs will affect acetaminophen, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine (Fioricet with Codeine)?
Do not take acetaminophen, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine with any other narcotic pain medications, sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, or other medicines that can make you sleepy or slow your breathing. Dangerous side effects may result.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- glycopyrrolate (Robinul);
- mepenzolate (Cantil);
- ciprofloxacin (Cipro);
- atropine (Donnatal, and others), benztropine (Cogentin), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), methscopolamine (Pamine), or scopolamine (Transderm-Scop);
- bladder or urinary medications such as darifenacin (Enablex), oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol), tolterodine (Detrol), or solifenacin (Vesicare);
- a bronchodilator such as ipratropium (Atrovent) or tiotropium (Spiriva);
- irritable bowel medications such as dicyclomine (Bentyl) or hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, and others); or
- an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with acetaminophen, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about acetaminophen, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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